Upcoming anime crossover fighter Jump Force has received a new trailer.
The trailer shows off several characters from popular Shonen Jump manga Bleach, including protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki, as well as Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki and soldier Sosuke Aizen. Ichigo and Rukia both sport gear and moves reminiscent of the Thousand Year Blood War Bleach arc, while Sosuke's design is decidedly more retro.
You can check out the new trailer right here:
In addition to the aesthetics and design of the Bleach characters, the new trailer also shows off how the Shinigami (not to be confused with Death Note's gods of the same name) will work in combat. Since Bleach is the first confirmed property to feature three characters in Jump Force, players can build a three-person team of the Soul Reapers, so Bleach fans are in luck. Of course, it's unlikely that other confirmed properties like Dragon Ball and One Piece won't eventually match this number.
The new Jump Force trailer also has a little more gameplay footage, demonstrating the game's fast-paced, combo-heavy engine in action. Fan favorite Shonen Jump characters like One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy, Dragon Ball's Goku and Naruto from, well, Naruto can be seen in frantic combat against each other, with visually flashy special moves and environment destruction in abundance.
Jump Force was originally announced during this year's Microsoft E3 presentation and is a crossover fighting game in development by Bandai Namco. The game prominently features a number of characters from Shonen Jump manga, including One Piece, Death Note, Naruto and more. The game will be released in 2019 for Xbox One and PS4.
Quick note for all you Light Yagami fans: although Light and the Shinigami Ryuk will appear in Jump Force, they aren't playable, serving instead as story antagonists. Playing as them would be a bit unfair, though, wouldn't it?
Looking forward to taking control of Ichigo and company in Jump Force? Who's your main gonna be? Which characters do you want to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below!